This past Saturday, the GramFam Committee along with other associate organizations hosted its first Inaugural “SWAC Rally in the Park” in Cobb Park located in the City of Ft. Worth to celebrate literacy month in which the “World Famed Grambling marching band was the featured highlight.
Over a thousand spectators and vendors came out to experience this historical event, as it was the first time ever that not only did Grambling perform, but Texas Southern as well which two well renown HBCU SWAC schools had ever performed in Ft. Worth at the same time.
The Rally was put together to help highlight literacy andhelp promote higher education as a way to give back to the community.
This event featured a college and job fair, voter registration and health and wellness programs and host of other activities for children.
Spectators lined up along the park entrance to get an upclose look at the World Famed Tiger Marching Band! The community of Ft. Worthwere highly anticipating Grambling’s appearance all week long and the Grambling band delivered a spectacular performance in the crowdcheered in excitement.
The GramFam Committee promoted this event tohelp bring more awareness to higher education in the community as well as a way help recruit future gramblinites or a future HBCU student’s.
The event also featured city officials, state and national politicians from both democrat and republican parties.
After Grambling’s Performance, Dr. Larry Pannell and GSU Marching band were honored with an award of appreciation and excellence by the Gramfam Committee, Friends of Cobb Park, 909ent and Remo Inc.
The award was made out of a gold drum head specially made by Remo Inc , a company which specializes in making drum heads for bands and music artists of all sorts in honor of “Grambling Day in Cobb Park.”